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On Heisenberg Principle - ParticleWave Hybrid

  1. Jul 27, 2007 #1
    From [X, Py] = 0 follows that i can build a simultaneous autoket of X and Py (momentum on Y axis). Should i expect to observe a particle on X axis and a wave on Y axis? Does it make any sense?


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  3. Jul 27, 2007 #2
    I don't think it makes sense. There is no experimental procedure for "observing a particle" or "observing a wave". In experiment one can measure particle positions, momenta, spins, and other observables. Moreover, in QM these measurements are essentially probabilistic: If measurements are performed on an ensemble of identically prepared systems, one often obtains different results for different members in the ensemble.

    If you want your question to have a definite answer you should formulate it within this experimental context.

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